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Address: Wat Chai Chumphon (Wat Tai), Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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The museum is located just a hundred yards from the bridge over river Kwai. It's not bad for something that has been privately funded. Worth a stop and your support.

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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum is located just a hundred yards from the bridge over river Kwai. It's not bad for something that has been privately funded. Worth a stop and your support.

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Thank Jim H
Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a really random museum. It has very little in the way of any order, there's loads of old items used during the second world war, guns, helmets, motorcycles etc. Mostly Japanese items but interesting to see none the less. It becomes random when you go to the stamp museum, selection of currency and a random tomb of who... More 

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Thank Sarah O
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very unclear what is going on here. Route not marked, lights downstairs all off and no real information anywhere. Disappointing.

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Thank Anna K
Paphos, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very strange "museum" that has been here for very many years and the exhibits show this. There is little hard information - and that dubiouis - the aim appearing to be more to shock the visitor. Don't bother with this, rather visit the excellent Thai Burma Railway Centre, near the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery.

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Thank Pigman58
Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

在我看來是個非常可笑的博物館,不僅破舊失修,一堆毫無價值且與第二次世界大戰無關的東西堆在一起。 票價只要40泰銖,如果真的閒得無聊才去走走,但千萬别對二次世界大戰的文物寄放太大期望,重點是他東西放在窄小的高樓中,依照他的設計會是非常大量的爬樓梯運動。 非常不建議前往。 the most ridiculous museum as i ever seem, not only dilapidated disrepair, and there so many stuff with no ornamental value placed in a pile and nothing to do with the World War II. Only go if you are really bored.

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Thank huntkuo
Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the without a doubt the weirdest "museum" I've been to. It's terribly run down, with the exhibits covered with dust and cobwebs. There's very little information and whatever is available is badly translated and just out of place. For instance, there are statues of Hideki Tojo, Stalin and Albert Einstein next to each other in an area labelled... More 

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Thank andycwt
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very strange museum, if you can call it that! Yes it is ideally situated next to the must see bridge over the river however thats really where the interest ends. There is barely any information, everything is very dusty and badly translated and it is a mix of ww2, miss thailand, dictators of the world statues and... More 

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Thank Rosie T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As far as museums go, it's not the most amazing or informative I've ever visited..however, it's a must see if you are visiting Kanchanaburi and if you're interested in WW2 and the history of the area. I don't think it would take any longer than a couple of hours to visit. I personally enjoyed this museum very much and found... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum ( one of two) almost adjoins the Bridge itself and gets thousands of visitors ever week.Many artefacts from the Camps and Bridge building days.

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Thank challenger530
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very strange place with an odd mix of exhibits and relics. Some are from the war, some are dedicated to previous 'Miss Thailand' winners , some to the local area. Most are very dusty and badly translated!

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